VC funding news – Alkira, Harness, WekaIO, Restaurant365, Voxel51, PolyAI

Several tech startups – Alkira, Harness, WekaIO, Restaurant365, Voxel51, PolyAI, among others — have announced their fund raising from Venture Capital (VC) funds.
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Alkira

Alkira, the leader in on-demand network infrastructure as-a-service, has raised $100 million in Series C funding round.

Alkira has raised $176 million to date. The round was led by Tiger Global Management with additional investment from Dallas Venture Capital, Geodesic Capital, LIAN Group and NextEquity Partners; and participation from existing investors, including, Kleiner Perkins, Koch Disruptive Technologies and Sequoia Capital.

Harness

Harness, the Modern Software Delivery Platform company, has raised $150 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a division of First Citizens Bank, and Hercules Capital.

Harness will use the investment to support the expansion of the platform, including the addition of new modules, integrating generative AI into the platform, and additional investments in the company’s go-to-market engine.

WekaIO

WekaIO, the AI-native data platform company, has raised $140 million in a Series E funding round – led by Valor Equity Partners.

Generation Investment Management, NVIDIA, Atreides Management, 10D, Hitachi Ventures, Ibex Investors, Key1 Capital, Lumir Ventures, MoreTech Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures have also contributed.

Restaurant365

Restaurant365, a restaurant enterprise management platform, has raised $175 million in a VC funding round led by ICONIQ Growth.

There was participation from current investors, including KKR and L Catterton.

Restaurant365 will use the funds to making investment in expanding enterprise features and growing the workforce and payroll product suite.

This latest round follows Restaurant365’s recent acquisition of ExpandShare, an AI-powered learning management system built to deliver and track impactful restaurant training content.

Restaurant365 is based in Irvine, California with an office in Austin, Texas. The company is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, ICONIQ, KKR, L Catterton, and Serent Capital.

Voxel51

Voxel51, the leader in visual AI, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from new investor Tru Arrow Partners and existing investors Drive Capital, Top Harvest Capital, Shasta Ventures and ID Ventures.

Voxel51 will use this funding to scale up its go-to-market organization, expand its community, invest in AI research and accelerate its roadmap to meet the growing market demand for solutions that unlock the value of visual AI.

PolyAI

PolyAI, a provider of enterprise voice assistants, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding. The round is backed by new investors Hedosophia, Nvidia’s NVentures and Zendesk, with follow-on investments from Khosla Ventures, Georgian, Point72 Ventures, Sands Capital and Passion Capital.

PolyAI has secured over $120 million in funding to date.

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